• Carolina Shores board acted properly

    To the editor:

    Say it ain’t so: We have yet another disgruntled ex-commissioner from the community of Carolina Shores. Sure didn’t take long for this one to turn to the dark side, especially since she was party to so many positive changes in the town during her tenure.

  • Credit former mayor, NCDOT for Shallotte landscaping

    To the editor:

    In the last several weeks I have received numerous compliments on the landscaping the North Carolina Department of Transportation installed recently on Main Street in Shallotte.

    I want all to know this landscape is the result of the work of former Shallotte Mayor Sara McCullough who convinced Department of Transportation to take on this project. This is just one example of the work Sara did during her many years of service to Shallotte to improve Shallotte’s appearance.

  • Parker, Scott, Lewis show integrity in Sunset Beach

    To the editor:

    First, kudos to new Sunset Beach Town Administrator Susan Parker for quickly identifying the apparent dubious reporting practices by the former town administrator, who was repeatedly praised by the council and reportedly left the area for a new position, earning $41,000 per year less.

  • Proof of Christ

    To the editor:

    1 Corinthians 15: “But if there is no resurrection of the dead, then Christ is not risen. And if Christ is not risen, then our preaching is empty and your faith is also empty. If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men the most pitiable.” What is the evidence?

  • Washington reps aren’t doing what’s best for us

    To the editor:

    If all the people who represent us in Washington, D.C., could get together and trade the Internal Revenue Service for the Fair Tax, we wouldn’t be having this conversation with newly appointed IRS chief John Koskinen.

    And if those same representatives really wanted to help the veterans who are waiting for medical help, they would send them to hospitals in their own hometowns instead of letting them be on a waiting list.


    Pat Purvis Brown


  • Maintain separation of church and state

    To the editor

    Walter A. Carolus, I find your comments about school prayer in your letter published May 29 as misguided and judgmental as folks were in 1948.

    I attended public schools until 1949. In the fifth grade, I was sent to Catholic schools through 12th grade. We said daily prayers each morning. It was the Protestant version of Our Father. Some teachers punished us for refusing to say it as our priest instructed us to do.

  • Carolina Shores sees little to no progress

    To the editor:

    This is a sad time for the people of Carolina Shores, as we see a repeat of the town’s unfortunate political past. Only four years ago, the town’s commissioners were mired in decisions made without listening to the citizens following confrontational meetings in a too-small room supervised by on-duty sheriff’s deputies.

  • Thanking Iler for support

    To the editor:

    The National Certification Medical Association (NCRMA) would like to thank state Rep. Frank Iler for supporting legislation to repeal the Privilege License Tax (PLT).

    The House and Senate showed overwhelming bipartisan support to rein in a tax that was never envisioned to get to these levels. Critics fail to mention these key points about PLTs:

    Some businesses pay tens of thousands while others pay zero. One Raleigh farmer’s market produce dealer saw his tax bill go from $50 to more than $9,000 with no added benefit.

  • Great work by BCSO, sheriff

    To the editor:

    In reference to a rash of burglaries in the Ash area last week, on behalf of the Carlisle family, I would like to thank the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office for recovering most of the items taken from their home.

    Sheriff John Ingram and his office did an awesome job of locating the items. He did not hesitate to begin investigating the burglaries. He has and is making Brunswick County a better place. I admire his work and dedication to Brunswick County. Needless to say, I have seen a decrease in the crime rate since he has become sheriff.

  • Rabon columns are disingenuous

    To the editor:

    I find the “District 8 Senate update” written by state Sen. Bill Rabon to be a highly dishonest piece of misinformation. Basically the update is weekly propaganda for Rabon’s personal agenda and does not represent the important issues of the week’s prior docket.